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I wonder how much of the "food" cost for the 1st World families was to repay the packaging and advertising costs.

I would guess 10% but ... let's see ...

According to the BBC the average British family spends "£470 a year" on packaging so that's 5.8% ....

and I can't find anything about advertising but I'd bet 4.2% is in the ballpark.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Nov 23rd, 2007 at 11:35:48 PM EST
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Some alarm bells are ringing in Finland with falling demand in traditional markets for both newsprint and LWC paper. Paper machines are being shut down and people laid off.

But the fact is that 85% by value of Finnish fibre export is for packaging. The hot area is now 'fibre solutions' - which is paper engineering to produce materials that can perform like plastic packaging but are biodegradable and sustainably resourced.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Nov 24th, 2007 at 08:28:59 AM EST
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